monobasic

adjective
mono·​ba·​sic | \ ˌmä-nə-ˈbā-sik How to pronounce monobasic (audio) \

Definition of monobasic

of an acid
: having only one replaceable hydrogen atom

Examples of monobasic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Pfizer vaccine’s ingredients also include lipids (including PEG), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium, phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate and sucrose. Julie Washington, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2021 The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine ingredient list includes mRNA, lipids, potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of monobasic

1842, in the meaning defined above

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“Monobasic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/monobasic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

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monobasic

adjective
mono·​ba·​sic | \ ˌmän-ə-ˈbā-sik How to pronounce monobasic (audio) \

Medical Definition of monobasic

of an acid
: having only one replaceable hydrogen atom

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